Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 3/24/2018 Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem Hebrews 9:24-28 Epistle Reading
not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another;

He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,

so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

Mark 8:27-31 Gospel Reading
And they answered, "John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets."

He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered and said to Him, "You are the Christ."

Then He charged them that they should tell no one about Him.

And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

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